Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) observed Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14, 2015 by paying respect to the country’s most illustrious sons who were brutally killed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators in an effort to rid the country of its intelligentsia just two days before the final victory in the nine-month bloody war with Pakistan in 1971.
KUET took elaborate programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner. Black flags were hoisted and the national flag flew at half-mast atop all important buildings at early in the morning. Later at 10 a.m. students, teachers, officers and employees gathered and brought out a procession led by the Vice-Chancellor of KUET Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir. At 11:00 a.m. a discussion meeting was held at the university auditorium with Director (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia in the chair. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir was present there as the Chief Guest. Among others Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Mahbub Alam, Dean of EEE Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Osman Goni, Director (P&D) Prof. Dr. Shibendra Shekher Shikder, Director (IQAC) Prof. Dr. Tarapada Bhowmick, President of KUET Chattra league Safayet Hossain Nayan and among the students Shadhin Shaha Rahul, Parimal Kumar Roy, President of Officers Association Engr. Md. Anisur Rahman Bhuiyan, Sectetary of 3rd Class Employee Md. Imrul Islam, Sectetary of Bangabandhu Karmachary Parishad Md. Rabiul Islam spoke in the meeting. The speakers called for an early trial of the war criminals and the killers of the intellectuals. After Asr prayer a milad-mahfil was arranged at the KUET central mosque to pray for the departed souls of the nation’s illustrious sons. Procession of candle light and a drama played by KUET theatre were also held at the auditorium at the evening.